54 shopkeepers arrested for overcharging

LAHORE: The City District Government Lahore (CDGL) during its drive against overcharging, got arrested 54 shopkeepers besides lodging 43 FIRs against violators of Price Act, here on Tuesday.

As many as 11 persons were directly sent to jail after summary trial on the spot. The CDGL teams also challaned 73 shopkeepers and imposed fine worth Rs 75,200 on them.

CDGL Special Price Control Magistrates conducted raids at 995 shops in various areas of the city and inspected price of commodities at local level.

DCO Capt. (R) Muhammad Usman issued directions to the Town Administrators to continue crackdown against the profiteering to provide relief to the masses.

Source: APP